Tuesday Photo Challenge – Coast

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Coast.

Three different looks at coast’s over 25 years.

Isle of Skye Coast. An abandoned crofters cottage at Elgol on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

Abandoned cottage in front of the Cuillin.


North Wales Coast. Oystercatchers on a section of the North Wales coast at Point of Air, Flintshire.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Coast


Ontario, Canada Coast. A section of the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton. Chantry Island is on the horizon and a long way behind the island is Michigan in the U.S.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Cover

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Cover.

Having had my first cover shot published in the early 1980s I still try to shoot vertical and horizontal versions of a photo at times. Editors are often looking for vertical images for use on covers.

A sunrise over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment from late summer. This is a horizontal version I used in a blog post when it was taken.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The End of Summer.


A vertical version from that morning.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Cover

Lake Huron, Sand and Sunrise

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Sun, sea and sand.

Currently living in Ontario, Canada I’m a long way from the nearest salt water. But I am close to some of the sandy beaches of Lake Huron.

So here’s a sandy, fresh water beach at sunrise. The giant Canadian flag and flagpole at the bottom of High Street, Southampton, Ontario is visible above the horizon. A digital capture, I added a Polaroid type border to the image.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Sun, sea and sand

On Autumn Migration

Throwback Thursday travels back 14 years. I had gone down to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario for the sunrise. I don’t remember what the sunrise was like but I did find a small group of juvenile Red Knot on the shoreline. Having hatched a few months previously they were heading south for the first time.

I spent some time with them, after a while they were comfortable enough to feed, bathe, preen and sleep in front of me.

This individual is feeding amongst the rocks on the shoreline.

On Autumn Migration